KHAARTOUM SINGS 'LIST OF DEMANDS' 2004 SONG from ALTERNATIVE POET/RAPPER: SAUL WILLIAMS. SAUL is an VEGAN and ANTI-WAR ACTIVIST which he WRITES ABOUT IN HIS MEDIA. 'LIST OF DEMANDS' is a BLACK and NATIVE AMERICAN RESPONSE to WHITE EUROPEAN SETTLERS and their GENOCIDE, EXPLOITATION and PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE of NON-WHITES in AMERICAN HISTORY.
'You'll tear my life apart' is a good line from the song which a random picture of White Europeans arriving in a small boat in 1492 with that aim. To Genocide 100 million Native Americans through beheadings, poisoning, Scalping terrorism, Small Pox, burning alive, rape, enslavement, exploitation, and land expropriation. The deliberate turning of Native Americans into refugees is a disgusting evil process that is discussed in length in the USA best seller: 'An Indigenous People's History of The United States'
The author is interviewed about Native American Genocide by American Jewish Anti-Zionist journalist Abby Martin on her documentary program: 'The Empire Files - The True Horror of The American Empire'
The British Empire tore and tears the lives apart of Native Americans, 60 million buffalo genocide, Black slaves and People of Colour today along with the torture of American People with no health care, fructose obesity, franken foods, fluridated water, low food standards, third world infrastructure, failing education, homelessness, drug crime and gun massacres et al...
The American People and People of Colour all have A LIST OF DEMANDS...
I want my money back
I'm down here drowning in your fat
You got me on my knees praying for everything you lack
I ain't afraid of you
I'm just a victim of your fear
You cower in your tower praying that I'll disappear
I got another plan, one that requires me to stand
On the stage or in the street, don't need no microphone or beat
And when you hear this song, if you ain't dead then sing along
Bang and strum to these here drums 'till you get where you belong
I got a list of demands, written on the palm of my hands
I ball my fist and you're gonna know where I stand
We're living hand to mouth! You wanna be somebody?
See somebody? Try and free somebody?
I gotta list of demands written on the palm of my hands
I ball my fist and you're gonna know where I stand
We're living hand to mouth!
Hand to mouth!
I wrote a song for you today while I was sitting in my room
I jumped up on my bed today and played it on a broom
I didn't think that it would be a song that you would hear
But when I played it in my head, I made you reappear
I wrote a video for it, and I acted out each part
And then I took your picture out and taped it to my heart
I've taped you to my heart, dear girl, I've taped you to my
Heart and if you pull away from me you'll tear my life apart
I got a list of demands, written on the palm of my hands
I ball my fist and you're gonna know where I stand
We're living hand to mouth! You wanna be somebody?
See somebody? Try and free somebody?
I gotta list of demands written on the palm of my hands
I ball my fist and you're gonna know where I stand
We're living hand to mouth!
Hand to mouth!
KHAARTOUM SINGS 'SATYUM SHIVUM SUNDARUM' or 'HAVE MERCY LORD, MAY ALL BECOME ONE'. The SONG is from the 1978 INDIAN FILM of the SAME NAME. 'SATYUM SHIVUM SUNDARUM' is a HINDUISM BASED PRAYER for HUMANITY, NATURE and THE UNIVERSE to FIND ITSELF and COME BACK TOGETHER AGAIN under the GOD SHIVA.
SIMILAR MYSTICAL STORIES based on LEARNED HINDUSTANI SYNTHESIS of HINDU, CHRISTIAN and ISLAMIC MYSTICISM are DELIVERED IN ENGLISH in the 1926 LECTURES of INDIAN MYSTIC: HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN, the MYSTIC who BROUGHT MYSTICISM to WHITE AMERICANS in the 1910s.
'THE SUFI MESSAGE OF HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN' written down by his DISCIPLES in ENGLISH 1926 AMERICA are COMPLETE ONLINE:
SATYUM SHIVUM SUNDARUM is a GREAT MYSTIC MESSAGE to THE WORLD . A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE of BOMBAY CINEMA.
KHAARTOUM SINGS 'GHOSTS' by BRITISH BAND: JAPAN. The SONG is WRITTEN by DAVID SYLVIAN in a NEW WAVE STYLE of 1981. The SONG was an UNLIKELY HIT in the UK, even though it has NO DRUMS and it is BIZARRE. 'GHOSTS' EXAMINES PSYCHOLOGICAL STATES as PRESENT and PAST WORLDS of a PERSON COLLIDE.
KHAARTOUM SINGS 'KYON LOG MOHABBAT KARTE HAIN?' A MUJRA GHAZAL of SUFI BRILLIANCE EXAMINING the PAIN of ATTACHMENT to the MATERIAL WORLD. The SONG is from the 1978 PAKISTANI URDU LANGUAGE FILM: 'MILAN' ['MEETING']. The ORIGINAL is by MADAM NOOR JEHAN. KHAARTOUM picks out the SUFI THEME of ATTACHMENTS to the WORLD that BRING PAIN. The NARRATOR is like a VOICE OF GOD. The SETTING is UNRELIABLE ROMANTIC LOVE. The FILM SETTING is the MECHANICAL DESPERATE ADDICTIVE WORLD of the MUJRA DANCER PROSTITUTE. The ATTACHMENT has lost its way from GOD to ROMANCE then to empty SENSUAL EXPERIENCE. The MALES WATCHING are NOT ATTRACTED to the DANCER, but MOVED MECHANICALLY by HUNGER for ATTACHMENT. The DANCER is NOT ATTRACTED to the CUSTOMERS. She is MECHANICAL. She is MOVED by MONEY. The DANCER has HER OWN PAIN. Her DANCE and EXPRESSIONS are MECHANICAL. The RELATION between the CUSTOMERS and DANCERS is FINANCIAL and MECHANICAL. There is RELIEF, for a SHORT TIME, but the ADDICTION to ATTACH [to GOD or THE UNIVERSE] is NOT SATIATED by SENSUAL PLEASURES and RETURNS with A VENGEANCE. The SPINNING and SPINNING in the DANCE is EXPRESSION of SUFI DANCE to BECOME DIZZY and LOSE ONESELF and BECOME ENERGY with GOD. The MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT has been CHANGED to FOCUS on the MECHANICAL. A MONOTONOUS DISCO DRUM MACHINE that is SOUL-LESS. CELLOS on LONG NOTES in HOLLOW PARALLEL FIFTHS which EXPRESS the EXHAUSTION of SPIRIT of the DANCER and WATCHERS, plus CRYING in the BACKGROUND of EMOTION of the CHARACTERS. The RECORDING of the VOICE is PLAYED IDENTICALLY TWICE to DEMONSTRATE a MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE. INTERESTINGLY, ACTRESS/DANCER: IMROZIA is also a MECHANICAL ARTIST with the SAME FAKE SMILE and ROBOTIC MOVEMENTS in HUNDREDS of PAKISTANI FILMS of the 70s. The ACTRESS SAID in INTERVIEW: "I have never been lucky in love...." Like the song she mimes... ; ) K
KHAARTOUM SINGS and RE-ORCHESTRATES the 1973 'SAME SITUATION' by CANADIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER: JONI MITCHELL. The song has many mystical meanings in the poetry about the cycles and repetitions, the searchings and never findings in Life ; ) K
KHAARTOUM SINGS a JAZZ style IMPROVISATION of 'HO VE LAKH MUBARAK TENOO' a 'MUJRA' DANCE from 1973 PAKISTANI PUNJABI FILM: 'BANRASI THUG'. The SONG is UNUSUAL in its MORALISING about the ABUSE and IMPRISONMENT of the DANCING WOMEN [and MEN] of the HAVELIS. JAZZ seems an INTERESTING GENRE particularly SINGING the MUSICAL BRIDGE BETWEEN INSTRUMENTS for the DANCING.
The ORIGINAL SONG FEATURES actress FIRDOUS miming to the VOICE of SINGER: MALA. This was due to NOOR JEHAN refusing to SING for FIRDOUS due to her affair with ALI EJAZ, NOOR JEHAN'S husband.
I COMPOSED this SONG to LOVE, really. 'DESERT RHAPSODY' is a sort of 'ENGLISH GHAZAL'. It interprets our 'ROMANCE PILGRIMAGES' to that 'somewhere' UNREAL... to a FOREIGN LAND of 'LOVE' that glitters PROMISE and THRILL and HOPE in our MINDS EYE... This JAUNT into this EXOTIC place 'LOVE' offers us a chance to DREAM. Sometimes we find ROMANCE, or a FLING, or sometimes our DREAM and REALITY clash throwing us into DISSAPOINTMENT and HURT...but the strange thing about THE HUMAN CONDITION, is that if we are THWARTED in that that STRANGE DESERT MIRAGE of LOVE...we dust ourselves down, recover our DREAMS...and before we know it...we are taking that JOURNEY to ROMANCE again with all our RAINBOWS FLASHING and off we go again HOPES in HEART...onto 'DESERT RHAPSODY'!...
"LOVE IS A REPETITIOUS DANGER YOU THINK I'D BE ACCUSTOMED TO..."...The same senitments on LOVE expressed in KHAARTOUM 'DESERT RHAPSODY' are also explored by CANADIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER: JONI MITCHELL in her 'SONG FOR SHARON' about the journey of SHARON leaving a broken relationship, dusting herself down to FIND ANOTHER LOVER..."First you get the kisses and then you get the tears, the ceremony of the bells and lace still avails this reckless fool here"..."I'll walk pastures by and by"...
Link to 'SONG TO SHARON' by JONI MITCHELL
ORCHESTRATED MONODY - THE BOMBAY FILMI SONG PIONEERS
In this COMPOSITION I wanted to EXPERIMENT with MONODY [a single melody with or without drums] as found in all of the DERIVATIVES of the PIONEERING work done by BOMBAY FILM STUDIOS in the 1930s to create a new genre of 'FILMI SONG'. The TRADITIONAL INDIAN MUSIC with its MEANDERING IMPROVISED MELODIES, TAAL [pulse] CYCLES and MIDDLE REGISTER LOW VOLUME TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS did not work in a precise medium like the CINEMA. SONG STRUCTURE had to be shifted to WESTERN POP SONG FORM [intro/verse/chorus/bridge etc.]; WESTERN INSTRUMENTS with WIDE RANGES like the VIOLIN, ACCORDIAN and BASS had to be employed; Plus ORCHESTRATION techniques like ROTATION of INSTUMENT SOUNDS and COMBINATIONS and THICKENING of TONE MASS [density of sound] all had to be brought together to create the FILMI SONG to fit the new INDIAN CINEMA SONG...
HOWEVER, although the INDIANS and later the ARABS and TURKS who also copied the GENRE to shape their music into POPULAR MUSIC FORMS...They all kept one thing...MONODY...That is music which is MELODIC...It works on SINGLE MELODY, maybe with DRUMS...INDIA, PAKISTAN, ARABIA and TURKEY did not IMPORT the WESTERN HARMONY with CHORDS and BASS LINE that is derived from the CHRISTIAN HERITAGE of the CHURCH and the ORGAN for HYMNS. EASTERN COMPOSERS stuck with MONODY [as fitting their RELIGIOUS CHANT and PRAYER]...so they ORCHESTRATED the MONODY!
COMPOSITIONAL THINKING...'VERTICAL' verses 'LINEAR'
In 'DESERT RHAPSODY' I exploit a lot of the COMPOSITIONAL THINKING of these EAST-WEST COMMERCIAL GENRES that I find so fascinating. If we are WESTERN MUSIC TRADITION, we COMPOSE 'VERTICALLY', which means from the BASS NOTE and UP THROUGH CHORDS and how CHORDS PROGRESS from ONE to ANOTHER in SEQUENCE...then the MELODY is FITTED ON TOP of the CHORD HARMONY.
I wanted to exploit a WESTERN FORM [sections over time] but I wanted to think of a TUNE from the BEGINNING to the END. This is often an EASTERN way of composing. However, that MONODIC MELODY can, even with the best soloist, become boring...so then the BOMBAY-STYLE ORCHESTRATION needs to be ADDED as small 'EVENTS' around the MELODY to keep it fresh for the listener. So, to recap, we are thinking in a LINE from the first note to the last note of the song...We are then, without reference to VERTICAL HARMONY, going to then pass over the MELODY at times different INSTRUMENTS and SOUNDS to REFRESH the LISTENER, plus add DRAMA and COLOUR to the SONG.
BREAKING THE WESTERN 'RULES' of ORCHESTRATION
Because our MONODIC, SINGLE MELODY is our COMPOSITION FOCUS, when we do add INSTRUMENTAL DECORATION along the way of the TUNE moving through the song, we DON'T have to follow the strict 'RULES' of ORCHESTRATION that regulates WESTERN HARMONY set out by theorists like PALESTRINA [1525-1594] or RIMSKY-KORSAKOV [1844-1908] that even still influence POPULAR MUSIC of the WEST now. In our ORCHESTRATED MONODY...we can BREAK 'THE RULES' of ORCHESTRATION because we are writing MELODICALLY not HARMONICALLY.
One of the strangest PHENOMENON of ORCHESTRATED MONODY of PAKISTAN CINEMA or TURKISH POP is the BREAKING 'RULES' of WESTERN ORCHESTRATION and using LAYERING. What we mean by LAYERED ORCHESTRATION is PLAYING ANOTHER MELODY/INSTRUMENT behind our MELODY as VARIETY or DRAMA or TONE MASS but NOT as 'HARMONY'. It is like an ACTOR acting a SCENE on a BARE STAGE...then when he REPEATS a LINE...we suddenly UNROLL a BACKDROP BEHIND HIM and the SCENE seems 'REFRESHED'. LAYERING is 'CHANGING THE BACKDROP' on the SINGER.
KHAARTOUM SINGS 'Them Heavy People' by BRITISH POP LEGEND: KATE BUSH...The SONG and VIDEO are CELEBRATING the WORLD'S INSPIRING ARTISTS, COMPOSERS, DANCERS, MEDIA, SINGERS, ACTORS, MUSICIANS whose UNIQUE STYLE has SHAPED MY OWN STYLE...
1. THE BEATLES - 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' the STUDIO used as a CREATIVE TOOL with MULTICULTURE
2. ROSA PARKS and other ACTIVISTS
3. KATE BUSH - British pop star with UNIQUE VOCALS based on LOTTE LENYA and COMPOSING based on UK COMPOSER: DELIUS
4. ABBY MARTIN - JEWISH ANTI-ZIONIST JOURNALIST and ACTIVIST for RUSSIA TODAY 'Breaking the Set' and TELESUR ENGLISH 'The Empire Files' [The True Horror of The American Empire'
5. HÜNER COŞKUNER - TURKISH ART MUSIC singer with a UNIQUE VOCAL
6. JONI MITCHELL - CANADIAN SINGER, COMPOSER who CREATES FOLK-BASED MUSIC and SINGING of total UNIQUENESS and also PAINTS
7. 20th Century FAMOUS PEOPLE - An INTERESTING AGE
8. NATIVE AMERICANS - NOBLE, CIVILISED and WRONGED PEOPLE whose FATE under the WHITE FOREIGNERS needs FULLY INVESTIGATING and EXPOSING
9. TAFO KHAN - PAKISTANI FILM COMPOSER and DRUMMER...Creates a totally ORIGINAL DRUM-BASED STYLE of PUNJABI MUSIC using SYNTHESIZERS and LIVE PERCUSSION
10. ANDREW SELF - Former zany COMMUNIST host of 'THE SELF SHOW' on TELESUR ENGLISH
11. LENE LOVICH - ALTERNATIVE MUSIC and SINGING ARTIST with UNIQUE USE of the VOICE and SONGWRITING
12. MAX KEISER and STACY HERBERT -AMERICAN JEWISH ANTI-ZIONIST journalists on POLITICS and STOCKMARKET on 'THE KESIER REPORT' which EXPOSES FINANCIAL SCAMS in the WORLD
13. LATA MANGESHKAR - An INDIAN FILM SINGER with a QUIET but GIMMICKY HIGH PITCHED VOICE that CREATES an AMAZING RESOURCE for STUDIO ENGINEERS INVENTING VOCAL ILLUSIONS for FILM ACTORS to MIME
14. OUM KHALTHOUM - THE FIRST LADY of ARABIC MUSIC with a BOOMING TURKISH STYLE THICK LOW VOICE singing AWKWARD ARABIC MELODIES in HALF and QUARTER TONES
15. ABC - BRITISH 1980s STUDIO band who used STRING ORCHESTRA in SIMPLE SONGS and EXPRESSIVE ENGLISH SONGS
16. BAPPI LAHIRI - A COMPOSING PIONEER who MIXED DRUM MACHINES and SYTHESIZERS with INDIAN INSTRUMENTS and ORCHESTRA to create 'NEW WAVE' DISCO and HINDU THEMED visual EXTRAVAGANZA HINDI CINEMA songs. The VIOLIN PLAYING was EXTREME ATHLETICS and PROFICIENCY
17. JOHN DOWLAND - A 16th CENTURY ENGLISH LUTE COMPOSER of MELANCHOLIC BALLADS of COMPLEXITY and HUMANITY that they have LASTED until today
18. CHRIS HEDGES - A former MAINSTREAM NEWS REPORTER who BEGAN CHALLENGING the NARRATIVE of GOVERNMENTS who EXPOSES a lot of MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, BIG PHARMA, FACTORY FARMING on 'DAYS of REVOLT' and 'ON CONTACT' on RT plus PRIZE WINNING BOOKS
19. GURDJIEFF - ARMENIAN MYSTIC of early 20th CENTURY who aimed to DEPROGRAM BEHAVIOUR by TEACHING INDIAN DANCE and 'WORK ON THE SELF'
20. JESUS - A PROPHET of CHRISTIANITY and ISLAM who DIED on the CROSS for the SINS of MAN and ROSE from the DEAD
21. JEAN WILEY - AMERICAN ASTROLOGER on YT who PIONEERS ASTROLOGY on SOCIETY and its FUTURE
22. SADHGURU - INDIAN SPIRITUAL GUIDE of ISHA FOUNDATION who PROMOTES ENJOYING the MOMENT
23. MOOJI - BRITISH JAMAICAN SPIRITUAL GUIDE who also PROMOTES ENJOYING the MOMENT and DEPROGRAMMING our PERSONALITIES
24. ECKHART TOLLE - A GERMAN SPIRITUAL GUIDE who wrote 'THE POWER OF NOW' who FOCUSES people to LIVE IN THE PRESENT
25. PAM GREGORY - BRITISH ASTROLOGER PIONEERING an ASTROLOGY on SOCIETY and its FUTURE
26. PIZZICATO FIVE - A JAPANESE ALTERNATIVE POP GROUP fronted by MAKI based on JAPANESE, FRENCH and ENGLISH RETRO-60s and STUDIO CREATION
27. SIOUXSIE SIOUX - BRITISH PUNK DIVA with THE BANSHEES creates a STUDIO MUSIC of HOWLING EXPERIMENTAL VOCALS and DRAMATIC MAKE UP
28. ERIK SATIE - FRENCH ECCENTRIC COMPOSER mostly for PIANO...Sparse oriental style pieces MOCK the POMP and OVERPOWERING ORCHESTRAS of the ROMANTIC ERA
29. SOPHIE SCHEVADNADZE - A RUSSIA TODAY journalist with great FLAIR and GLAMOUR interviewing EXPOSING POLITICAL CORRUPTION
31. ANJUMAN the 'QUEEN of the PUNJAB' UNIQUE STUNNING DANCING and MAKE UP ACTRESS from LAHORE CINEMA with SULTAN RAHI the 'KING of the PUNJAB' 1980s cinematic phenomenon
32. KISHORE KUMAR - A TENOR with a GIMMICKY STUDIO VOICE that MORPHED many styles and a GREAT RESOURCE for STUDIO ENGINEERS for BACKING TAPES for INDIAN ACTORS to MIME
33. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - BRITISH 20th CENTURY COMPOSER using FOLK IDIOM and NATURE OVERWHELMING HUMANITY in HUGE RETRO-ROMANTIC ORCHESTRA and CHOIRS
34. EBRU GÜNDEŞ - TURKISH ARABESK POP DIVA with EXPRESSIVE RURAL DEEP LOUD VOICE for RICH TEXTURE MELANCHOLIC ORIENTAL STUDIO MUSIC
35. SABAHAT AKKIRAZ - GERMAN TURKISH ALEVI SINGER using ACCOUSTIC but MULTI-TRACK STUDIO FOLK MUSIC also a SOCIALIST POLITICIAN
36. NASEEBO LAL - PAKISTANI PUNJABI FILM SINGER with a RURAL NASAL ARABIC SOUND used for PUNJABI FILM SONGS and MUJRA
GOD.. + 20 more
KHAARTOUM SINGS 'TUM SALAMAT RAHO' from the 1983 Hindi film 'GHUNGROO' ['DANCING BELLS] that was PERFORMED as a GHAZAL BALLAD and MUJRA KATHAK WEDDING PARTY DANCE by INDIAN PLAYBACK SINGER: ASHA BHOSLE [b.1933] and MIMED by the Late SMITA PATIL [1955-1986] and starred the Late SHASHI KAPOOR [1938-2017]. Remembering INDIA'S GREAT FILMS and FILM SONGS... 'I WISH YOU HEALTH AND HAPPINESS'
KHAARTOUM COMPOSE and SINGS 'THE MOST ROMANTIC MOMENT OF MY LIFE"...
It EXPLORES WORLD CINEMA PRODUCTIONS that STUDY these VIOLENT EXPLOSIONS of SUDDEN ROMANCE that MAKE UNEXPECTED RELATIONS that THROW the UNSUSPECTING 'LOVERS' into BEWILDERED TURMOIL.
1. D.H. LAWRENCE: 'WOMEN IN LOVE'. The 1920s British novel that was banned and burned for 'obscenity'. The novel concerns the love between tempestuous men and women, but also between men and men. It was made into a 1969 British cinema film that really shocked the world.
JOYCE CAROL OATS essay extract on 'WOMEN IN LOVE' from 1978:
Women in Love is an inadequate title. The novel concerns itself with far more than simply women in love. Two violent love affairs are the plot’s focus, but the drama of the novel has clearly to do with every sort of emotion, and with every sort of spiritual inanition. Gerald and Birkin and Ursula and Gudrun are immense figures, monstrous creations out of legend, out of mythology; they are unable to alter their fates, like tragic heroes and heroines of old. The mark of Cain has been on Gerald since early childhood, when he accidentally killed his brother; and Gudrun is named for a heroine out of Germanic legend who slew her first husband. The pace of the novel is often frenetic. Time is running out, history is coming to an end, the Apocalypse is at hand. FULL ESSAY HERE:
2. MALAYSIAN CINEMA: 'SEPET' ['CHINESE EYES'] made in 2004 by the Late YASMIN AHMAD. 'SEPET' was the most successful Malaysian film domestically and internationally in English. It is the taboo love between two unlikely people, a middle class conservative Malaysian Muslim girl and and a working class Chinese market stall seller. The film also considers British Empire past and present.
SEPET FULL FILM:
3. CHINA CINEMA: 'FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE' a masterpiece on the destruction of Chinese Opera by Mao's communism. The ambiguous love of straight actor and his male 'actress' partner. A disasterous marriage to a prostitute and tragic end to the 'actress'.
FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE FULL FILM:
4. UK CINEMA: 'MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE' is a shattering film chronicling the 1980s Britain under Thatcher. In the film British Asian falls in love with his British punk friend and they suffer homophobia and racism.
MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE FULL FILM:
INDIA - MONSOON WEDDING a 2001 film by MIRA NAIR. It is a complex tale of a Punjabi wedding in Delhi with family scattered across USA, Muscat and India. The wealth differences, arranged marriages, betrayals, broken hearts, high class love, low class love and a desperate situation of having to expose incest in the family.
MONSOON WEDDING FULL FILM:
5. TURKEY: 1970s CINEMA MATINEE LOVERS with HERO: KADİR İNANIR and HEROINE: TÜRKAN ŞORAY. These SECULAR 'LOVERS' were an ICONIC part of TURKISH REPUBLIC STATE MACHINERY. KITSCH, but REALLY SWEET and ROMANTIC!
REPLICATING that EMOTION and RARE MOMENT
- VOCAL is INTROSPECTIVE FOCUSING on SENSUALITY of SYLLABLES and MICRO-CHANGES of PITCH and TIMBRE that REPRESENT the STATE of MIND, EMOTIONAL RESPONSES and that SLOW MOTION VACUUM.
- TONALITY has a DEBUSSY kind of WHOLE TONE SCALE that has little TONE 'PULL' giving a 'MOON-WALK' DRIFTING SLOW-MOTION FEELING. There is also an ADVENTURE of CHROMATICS, that is, moving up and down half tones. This adds COLOUR and a certain 'ORIENTAL' sound. The ACCOMPANIMENT is in OPEN FIFTHS [chord with no middle third note] to add a MEDIEVAL SOUND that BREAKS RULES of WESTERN COUNTERPOINT and HARMONY.
- ORCHESTRATION is just an ELECTRIC PIANO that plays QUIETLY in the BACKGROUND with a DRUM KIT adding to the PORTRAIT of an EMOTION-SCAPE where the VOCAL is PROMINENTLY TALKING to ITSELF DESCRIBING the WONDER of the ROMANCE with this QUIET and SUBTLE MUTATING RHODES PIANO.
- TEXTURE has as LITTLE 'HARMONY' as POSSIBLE. I am trying to move POP to BEYOND HARMONY and the 1000 years of HARMONIC REVOLUTION where WESTERN MUSIC just MUST have CHORDS and BASS LINE and CHORD PROGRESSIONS. I would like to start the MELODIC REVOLUTION where we try to MOVE BACKWARDS to pre-1300s EUROPE MELODIC MUSIC and LAYERED ORCHESTRATION.
KHAARTOUM SINGS Canadian singer songwriter: JONI MITCHELL'S 'BANQUET' about GREED and CONSUMERISM
My SONG INTERPLAYS with SECTIONS of INSPIRING MINISTRY of USA-LEBANESE PASTOR: J.D. FARAG from HAWAII CALVARY CHAPEL. In these particular words is INSPIRATION that can be found in a VARIETY of CHURCHES, HINDU TEMPLES, SIKH GURDWARAS, MOSQUES plus ALEVI and ZOROASTRIAN PRAYER HOUSES... However, like the MAJORITY of RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENTS PASTOR FARAG, who has SUNNI MUSLIM RELATIVES, lists many NEGATIVE COMMENTARIES on IRAN and SHIA MUSLIMS plus ALLEGIANCES with ZIONISM and ISRAEL without any REFERENCE to ISRAEL'S PALESTINIAN ATROCITIES, LAND THEFT and ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS ... So PASTOR FARAG immediately DEPARTS from the EXAMPLE of JESUS CHRIST and becomes an IRRELEVANCE that BELIEVERS, THE POOR and, most importantly, THE YOUTH....TURN AWAY FROM THE CHURCH.
I was MOVED to COMPOSE 'THE DEATH OF THE PEACE CHURCH' in part by DISCUSSION of THE CHURCH 'STANDING AGAINST THE POOR' and 'STANDING WITH THE CORPORATE ELITE' on 'THE SUICIDE OF THE LIBERAL CHURCH' with CHRIS HEDGES [02.02.16] on 'DAYS OF REVOLT': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt1DC... The OTHER MOTIVATION is the SIMILAR 'STAND AGAINST THE POOR' of our LOCAL QUAKER MEETING which is DISAPPOINTING with ELDERS WORKING TOP DOWN DRACONIAN 'QUIETISM' UNDERMINING GEORGE FOX'S DOCTRINES and REFUSING BOTTOM UP DEMOCRACY to 'STAND WITH THE OPPRESSED' with a RESULT, like AMERICAN LIBERAL CHURCHES, of DRIVING YOUTH and CONGREGATION AWAY hastening the COLLAPSE of the PEACE CHURCH.
WHAT MUST THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH DO TO REVIVE?
THE CHURCH CULT OF CAPITALISM
WESTERN SECULARISM of the 20th CENTURY seems one REASON. GOVERNMENTS have FOCUSED upon 'THE INDIVIDUAL' and SECULAR LIFE at the EXPENSE of PERSONAL FAITH. Combine this with the LOSS of COMMUNITY of the LOST CHURCH, then the IMPOSITION of CULT OF CAPITALISM, as DEFINED by RUSSELL BRAND on THE TREWS: 'IS CAPITALISM A RELIGION?':https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW2TB... Thus we have a SPIRITLESS and COMMUNITY-LESS person of 'INDIVIDUAL' who is then MOVED to SHOP when UNHAPPY, or EAT when LONELY, or SELL ONLINE when ANXIOUS about LIFE...Instead of GOING TO CHURCH or PRAYING...
YOUTH, MODERN WORLD and THE CHURCH
YOUTH HINDUISM, SIKHISM and ISLAM are THRIVING in CONTEMPORARY FAITH and LIVING COMMUNITY.
YOUTH JUDAISM is also ESTABLISHING itself as SEPARATE from ZIONISM and ISRAEL, as DOCUMENTARIES like on JEWISH YOUTH in 'THE PAIN INSIDE': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOoW9...
YOUNG CHRISTIAN PEOPLE KNOW much about the WORLD due to INTERNET. A lot of EDUCATION focuses on EQUALITY in a GLOBALISED WORLD. Much of BRITISH EMPIRE, SPANISH EMPIRE, OTTOMAN EMPIRE, SLAVERY, SEXISM, USA GENOCIDE, WHITE SUPREMACY, ISRAEL HISTORIES are being TOLD FOR THE FIRST TIME, overturning PREVIOUS DISINFORMATION... THE CHURCH DENOMINATIONS are CLASHING or SUFFERING SEVERE 'COGNITIVE DISSONANCE' with the NEW WORLD EQUALITY and TELLING THE TRUTH... Thus THE YOUTH DEPART from THE CHURCHES FOREVER...
The QUAKER MOVEMENT, started by GEORGE FOX [1624-1691] is a PEACE CHURCH which is MEANT to be STANDING WITH THE POOR and is RESPONSIBLE for BOYCOTT DIVESTMENT and SANCTIONS [BDS] of ISRAEL. However, QUAKER MEETINGS have gone into 'QUIETISM' for DECADES and the ELDERS TOP DOWN DRACONIAN ARCHAIC APPROACH clashes with the YOUTH NEED for SOCIAL ACTION to 'STAND WITH THE POOR'. ELDERS seem to prefer the 'GRANNIES JUMBLE SALE' APPROACH... QUAKERS UK has declined from 60,000 to less than 4000 as YOUTH SHUN THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS for 'FAILING TO CARRY THE CROSS'...
USA EVANGELICAL CHURCHES often PREACH HATE, RACE HATE, GAY HATE, ABORTION HATE, MUSLIM HATE, XENOPHOBIA, PATRIARCHY... Again, which CLASHES with the GLOBALISED YOUTH who, again TURN AWAY from THE CHURCH.
CALVINISM has been INDICATED as the ORIGINS of WHITE SUPREMACY and INDIGENOUS GENOCIDE in USA, SOUTH AFRICA and ISRAEL in ROXANNE-DUNBARR ORTIZ' best selling book, 'AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES' http://www.beacon.org/An-Indigenous-P... The REALITY of USA GENOCIDE that is 'DONE IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST' is not something EASY to SELL to the YOUTH or THE MODERN EDUCATED WORLD...
The CATHOLIC CHURCH is trying to EVOLVE itself and the new POPE is getting some IMPRESSIVE REVIEWS as a 'DYNAMIC CENTRALIST' on MEDIA REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgAny... However, the CATHOLIC CHURCH has a BLOODY HISTORY with the SPANISH and EUROPEANS that is DISTASTEFUL for YOUTH and THE POOR. CATHOLICISM in IRELAND especially, the IMPRISONING of YOUNG 'FALLEN WOMEN' in LAUNDRIES up to 1996 shown in 'THE MAGDALENE SISTERS': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQWer... PATRIARCHY of the CATHOLIC CHURCH are a PROBLEM plus the CAPITALISM and PROPERTY OWNERSHIP of THE VATICAN are not in SPIRIT OF CHRIST.
CHRISTIANITY must FOLLOW CHRIST and STAND WITH THE POOR even if RISKING LIFE and STATUS
Khaartoum sings 1983 'What is Love?' lyrics answer unreachable demands of Love of the lover from British pop star Howard Jones. Images of the lovelorn melancholic 1971 Indian film 'Pure of Heart' or 'Pakeezah'. The dancing girl mother and daughter refused marriage live in lament... Howard Jones and Kamal Amrohi explore impossible scale of victims of love. "We are all responsible for our own happiness. Don't hand that to others external to us who we know will not be able to fulfil our needs and we will get hurt".
DRASTIC CHANGES in RUSSIA as IMPERIAL, SOVIET and MODERN are the IMAGES that FITTED this idea for me on 'NOW'. How things WERE and how they ARE is part of NOW. Some GOOD and SOME bad is in the PRESENT. I WROTE and SANG this SONG. ANDREW did the ORCHESTRATION catching the RUSSIAN THEME by INSERTING a BALALAIKA ORCHESTRA along with 'COLD' MINOR CHORD STRINGS like composer PROKOFIEV. We had a lot of FUN doing this COLLABORATION. ANDREW'S ARRANGING and KEYING INTO the STUDIO is SUPERB! I hope YOU like it! K
I RE-ORCHESTRATED 'FLEE REFUGEE' with two kinds of MODERN TABLA BEATS plus a FILL IN TABLA BEAT which is PROGRAMMATICALLY LIKE the HARD SOUND of MACHINE GUN BULLETS of WAR and aimed at REFUGEES sometimes. The use of WAR SCREAMS is the SUFFERING of the PEOPLE. The MISSILES FIRING are the FEAR and BARBARITY that also add the 3D SONIC HOWL of WAR that is ROUND these INNOCENT PEOPLE for the CORPORATE ELITE'S GAME CHANGERS. The USE of the ELECTRONICALLY REVERSED CAVALRY BUGLE CALL having the AIR SUCKED OUT of it adds a bit of SUBTLE HUMOUR and TEXTURE. The EXAGGERATED and OVER-LOUD CHURCH ORGAN is THE SOUND OF THE COLONIAL STATE, not just CHRISTIANITY but the CRUSADES of FAITHS and IMPERIALSM that DOESN'T CARE about HURT of INDIVIDUALS, only STATE POWER and FORCING a FAITH and CULTURE on the WORLD in a SCREAMING DRONING VOICE of XENOPHOBIA.
KHAARTOUM SINGS and RE-ORCHESTRATES a LESSER-KNOWN MOHD.RAFI [1924-1980] SONG: 'CHAL MUSAFIR' from the 1977 INDIAN FIM: 'GANGA KI SAUGAND' ['I SWEAR ON THE RIVER GANGES']. The ORIGINAL SONG is MIMED by actor PRAN [1920-2013] as a SONG of UPLIFTING DEFIANCE in the FACE of a TYRANNICAL DECADENT LANDLORD played by AMJAD KHAN [1940-1992]. The LANDLORD was UTTERLY POWER-CRAZES in DEMANDING that the ENTIRE VILLAGE move IMMEDIATELY from their ANCESTOR'S LAND, or be KILLED. The LANDLORD has NO MERCY and will NOT LISTEN to the PLEADINGS of THE VILLAGERS. PRAN with the SHADOWING of EXCELLENT TENOR: MOHD. RAFI 'SINGS' this ROUSING SONG of DEFIANT COURAGE-INSPIRING HEROIC INTENSE TENOR MELODY: 'PROCEED TRAVELER!"
I was AWARE of the PARALLEL of the MODERN DAY WORLD and OLD WORLD on TYRANNICAL EMPIRES that, often DELIBERATELY, CREATE a STREAM of REFUGEES for ELITE LAND THEFT, RESOURCE THEFT, RELIGIOUS CRUSADES and just GENERAL POLITICAL MISCHIEF-MAKING...However, as in the FILM and as in THE WORLD...The EXPERIENCE of BEING a REFUGEE, especially if it as a POLITICAL TORTURE is a MISERABLE, TRAUMATIC and sometimes FATAL EXPERIENCE for the WEAKER HUMAN VICTIMS. We read in BEST SELLER: 'An Indigenous People's History of The United States' the INTENTION of THE WHITE FOREIGNERS to TURN the NATIVE AMERICANS into DEPENDENT REFUGEES as a way of DEHUMANISATION and TRAUMA to STEAL THEIR LAND and PUT them into a SLOW GRINDING DISTRESSING EXECUTION.
I have CHANGED the TRANSLATION to 'FLEE REFUGEE' and FIND the SONG ACCOMPANIES the DELIBERATELY WAR DEGENERATED MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES of RECENT 'WAR ON TERROR' TIMES and COLONIAL CONQUERING from FRENCH, TURKISH OTTOMAN and the biggest COLONISER the UNITED KINGDOM.
In a SUMMARY the VIDEO and SONG now SHOWCASE:
- BRITISH EMPIRE and its various tentacles including USA, SOUTH AFRICA [was], NORTHERN IRELAND, ISRAEL, SAUDI ARABIA as the INSTRUMENT of TORTURE of AGENDAS leading to ORWELLIAN 'WARS THAT ARE NOT MEANT TO END'
- THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX - A CORRUPT ELITE using TAX PAYERS MONEY to FUND FAKE ENEMIES and FAKE WARS and FAKE NEWS to CONFUSE and DISINFORM why STEALING STATE FUNDS via ELABORATE SCHEMES of FALSE FLAG ACTIVITIES that POUR MONEY into ARMS COMPANIES that TURN the STOCK MARKET that CREATE CASINO CAPITALSM that CHURNS PROFITS into BRITISH TAX HAVENS.
- NEO-CRUSADES against OTHER FAITHS, especially ISLAM currently.
- SYSTEMATIC DESTRUCTION of BRITISH EMPIRE created SECULAR MILITARY SOCIALIST STATES in the MID-EAST as they CANNOT BE PENETRATED and LOOTED by CORPORATE NEO-LIBERAL CAPITALISM. HUGE FALSE FLAG 9/11 started the 'WAR ON TERROR' selling masses of ARMS and SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT with an EMPIRE-CREATED BOGEY-MAN whipped up into DIVIDE and RULE by STATE DISINFORMATION NEWS MEDIA. The AIM to TAKE AWAY INTERNET FREEDOMS by STEALTH for 'SECURITY'.
- The REFUGEE CRISIS on one hand HELPS ELITES like MERKAL to FLOOD the JOBS MARKET with an EYE to LOWER MINIMUM WAGE. On the other hand, the SHADOW GOVERNMENT MIDDLE EAST WARS are REVEALED as FALSE FLAG because NO LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT would CREATE a LOGISTICS EARTHQUAKE with MIGRATION at such MAGNITUDE and the ELECTED GOVERNMENTS being UNABLE to MANAGE such UNNECESSARY UNPRECEDENTED MOVEMENT of HUMANS and the RESENTMENT and GHETTO-ISATION of HOST COMMUNITIES.
- The ELITE PLOY to get CORPORATE AMERICA into the SOCIALIST MIDDLE EAST while ASSET STRIPPING with IMF loans like PILOT LEVERAGED BUY OUT, GREECE, has GONE DESPERATELY WRONG. The AWARENESS of SWATHES of even the most UNEDUCATED of SOCIETY REALISE that 9/11 could not have happened as was reported and CHILCOT REPORT sees CORRUPT GENOCIDAL LYING LEADERS of STATE. All in all, STATE PROPAGANDA repels audiences who SEEK OUT ALTERNATIVE MEDIA for NEWS which FURTHER EXPOSES CORRUPT ELITE. FAMILES of DEAD SOLDIERS begin to SUE the ELECTED GOVERNMENTS and BOTH SHADOW GOVERNMENT and ELECTED PUPPET GOVERNMENTS are UNDER INCREADING SCRUTINY and TRUST ISSUES that are IRREPARABLE due to LYING, THIEVING, PSYCHOPATHY and CRUELTY and GENOCIDE against a BACKDROP of TOTALLY PRIVATISED GUTTED IMPOVERISHED, ROBBED HOME COUNTRIES.
'PERFECT DAY' is a SONG NARRATED by VICTIM of a CRUEL LOVER from USA SINGER: LOU REED [1943-2013]. I have DEDICATED 'Perfect Day' as an IRONIC SATIRE from we CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, ANIMALS, PLANTS and LIFE ON EARTH as BILLIONS of VICTIMS of USA MULTINATIONAL 'MONSANTO'. I got the IDEA for this from COMMENTS on SCOTTISH SINGER: SUSAN BOYLE [b.1961] ORCHESTRAL version of 'PERFECT DAY'. BOYLE, an individual affected by ASPERGER'S SYNDROME was, as the COMMENTATOR says, "She was bullied all of her childhood and adult life because of her child-like idiosyncratic behaviour from autism, for her 'Perfect Day' expresses that experience of bullying..."
MONSANTO, now BAYER-MONSANTO is a CONTROVERSIAL CHEMICAL and AGRICULTURE COMPANY set up in the USA in 1901. MONSANTO AGENT ORANGE - A dioxin defoliant herbicide to destroy forests can cause SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECTS, MISCARRIAGE, MONSTEROUS BIRTHS, EYE PAIN, GASTROINTESTINAL UPSETS, DEFORESTATION and DAMAGE to ECOSYSTEMS. USA SPRAYED 20,000 GALLONS during VIETNAM WAR from 1961 to 1971 on 4.5 Million acres of land. THREE MILLION VIETNAMESE were AFFECTED by DISABILITY or SYMPTOMS listed above. AMERICAN SERVICEMEN SPRAYING the AGENT ORANGE did so with NO TRAINING or PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. Many VICTIMS of AGENT ORANGE are AMERICAN SOLDIERS.
MONSANTO GROWTH HORMONE – Antibiotic and growth hormone injected in DAIRY CATTLE to force 90 GALLONS of MILK a DAY instead of 15 GALLONS. The ANIMALS BODIES are WORN OUT by this and TEETS are BLOODY with MASTITIS, this BLOOD and PUS goes into COMMERICAL MILK as does the GROWTH HORMONE and can cause CANCERS.
MONSANTO 'ROUND UP' – A glyphosate-based WEED KILLER used for FARMING and GARDENS. GLYPHOSATE has been found in the CELLS of 93% of HUMANS ON EARTH from WEED KILLER getting into WATER SUPPLIES. It is LINKED to CANCER and ILLNESSES. 'ROUND UP' is creating new breeds of UNSTOPPALE 'SUPER WEEDS'. Pressure to BAN MONSANTO 'ROUND UP' is now being DEBATED in the EU and WORLDWIDE..
FARMER SUICIDES in INDIA – 300,000 farmers have COMMITTED SUICIDE since MONSANTO ENTERED the CORN and COTTON SEED MARKET in INDIA. MONSANTO DENY the CLAIMS and BLAME the INDIAN GOVERNMENT. MONSANTO CONTROL SEEDS and FORCE FARMERS to USE MONSANTO SEEDS with PROMISES of 'GREAT YIELDS'. The MONSANTO CROPS FAIL to GROW leading to BANKRUPTCY.
MONSANTO TERMINATOR SEED – This is MONSANTO DEVELOPED BIO-AGRICULTURE where GMO SEEDS could PRODUCE STERILE SEEDS to PROTECT 'INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY' so SEEDS are BOUGHT NEW EACH YEAR.
MONSANTO GMOs – GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS means PLANTS that are INTER-BRED for BETTER PERFORMANCE or DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS. HUMANS have been SLOWLY GENETICALLY MODIFYING PLANTS and ANIMALS for THOUSANDS of YEARS.
MONSANTO GMO CONTAMINATION – Fears that UNTESTED and, for many, UNDESIRABLE MONSANTO GMO plants like GMO CORN, GMO WHEAT, GMO COTTON are CONTAMINATING NATURAL NATIVE STRAINS of PLANTS so that NON-GMO CROPS will NOT EXIST in the FUTURE because of CROSS POLLINATION. This is PARTICUARLY WORRYING with TERMINATOR SEEDS producing STERILE SEEDS.
MONSANTO SUES FARMERS for CROSS-POLLINATION as 'THEFT' – MONSANTO regularly SUES FARMERS who used SEEDS that have been CROSS-POLLINATED with its GMO CROPS, even though this is ACCIDENTAL and UNDESIRABLE to the FARMERS.
MONSANTO and INTERNATIONAL TRADE DEALS – MONSANTO SUPPORTS and LOBBIES for DANGEROUS TRADE AGREEMENTS like N.A.F.T.A. That has BANKRUPTED FARMERS in SOUTH AMERICA and PROPOSED T.P.P TRANS PACIFIC TRADE PARTNERSHIP and the T.T.I.P. TRANSATLANTIC TRADE PARTNERSHIP where MULTNATIONALS like MONSANTO will be able to SUE COUNTRIES for 'LOST FUTURE EARNINGS' in SECRET COURTS with CORPORATE LAWYERS.
MONSANTO STOPPING GMO FOOD LABELING in USA – MONSANTO along with other MULTINATIONALS SPENT $MILLIONS to PREVENT LEGISLATION to LABEL all GMO FOODS in the USA. AMERICANS overwhelmingly SUPPORT LABELING of GMO FOODS and this was OVERTURNED by MONSANTO LOBBYISTS to PREVENT the PUBLIC from having ACCESS to INFORMATION about FOOD.
MONSANTO LOBBYING – LOBBYING is INDIVIDUALS and GROUPS working to PRESSURE GOVERNMENT on LAW MAKING, TAX EVASION, TRADE DEALS like TPP and TTIP. MONSANTO spends more $MILLIONS each year.
MONSANTO and 'THE REVOLVING DOOR' – DEEP CORRUPTION between MULTINATIONALS and GOVERNANCE. OFFICIALS of MONSANTO go through a 'REVOLVING DOOR' of WORKING alternate jobs between MULTINATIONALS and GOVERNMENT to WRITE LAWS for MONSANTO.
MONSANTO PRODUCTS DEVASTATE BEES and BUTTERFLIES.
RT Documentary - 'MY ORANGE PAIN' VIETNAM VICTIMS of AGENT ORANGE.
TeleSUR English - THE EMPIRE FILES with ABBY MARTIN
MONSANTO, AMERICA'S MONSTER
RT Documentary - Indian Farmer GMO Suicides
KHAARTOUM SINGS and PLAYS TURKISH SAZ [long neck lute] on ENGLISH SUBTITLED 'ÖLÜYORUM KEDERİMDEN' or 'I'M DYING FROM MY GRIEF' as a bit of a 'project' here to study our ORIENTAL SONGS a bit more by PERFORMING them... The SONG is very much in the style of OTTOMAN EMPIRE TURKISH MUSIC, and later 'ARABESK' which is Turkish Popular Music in the Style of Arabic Music originating in the late 1970s as a REACTION to FORCED WESTERNISATION and 'FORBIDDING' of TURKISH ORIENTAL STYLES. TURKISH MUSIC tends to MYSTICAL and MELANCHOLIC STYLE which is a kind of 'SHARED INTROSPECTION'. The LOVE OBJECT is often about LOSS of OTTOMAN EMPIRE which is often about the TRANSIENCE of LIFE. It was a CRACKING HARD SONG TO SING and PLAY... I did DISCOVER ONE THING. STUDIO RECORDINGS of this SONG by TURKISH SINGERS always SOUND 'BETTER' but 'WEIRD' somehow. LIVE VERSIONS always sound a bit DULL. I found TWO PHRASES that I COULD NOT BREATHE and PERFORM COMPLETE so I had to 'DROP IN' LATER the DISCRETE PHRASES to REPLACE the BREATH-ED OUT ERRORS...I REALISED that TURKISH POP SINGERS had DONE the SAME on their VERSION of the SONG for the SAME REASON on the SAME PHRASES. So I can SUBTLY HEAR parts where the PHRASES have been EDITED IN on LATER RECORDINGS on the TURKISH PERFORMERS which makes that 'WEIRD' SOUND!
'PETE BURNS THANK YOU FOR SPINNING US AROUND'...KHAARTOUM SINGS and ORCHESTRATES his own VERSION of 'YOU SPIN ME ROUND' as a TRIBUTE at the recent sudden death of ECCENTRIC BRITISH POP STAR: PETE BURNS [1959-2016] from the BAND: DEAD or ALIVE.
PETE BURNS was a CONTEMPORARY of 1980s ANDROGYNOUS [NOT CLEARLY MALE or FEMALE] MEN IN MAKE UP BRITISH POP STARS like BOY GEORGE, MARYLIN and MAKE UP 'PRETTY BOYS' like band DURAN DURAN and band leader of JAPAN, DAVID SYLVIAN [PRETTY BOY OF THE YEAR]. It may be said that these 80s MEN IN MAKE UP were a LEGACY of BRITISH GLAM ROCKERS like DAVID BOWIE, MARC BOLAN, WIZARD, THE SWEET...
PETE BURNS autobiography tells of a STRANGE INSULAR CHILDHOOD with his Jewish mother who left Germany for UK. They seemed to have known nobody and lived in a world of dreaming of being famous and dressing up. PETE said his MOTHER KNEW he WOULD BE FAMOUS and that is what LEAD him to his ECCENTRIC CLOTHES and GRAVITATION to MUSIC.
PETE BURNS is a TYPICAL LEO star sign like fellow LEOs: MADONNA, KATE BUSH, MICK JAGGER, MAE WEST, OLIVER REED and his dear LEO friend, outspoken UK activist and politician GEORGE GALLOWAY...PETER the LEO was LIVING for ART and GLAMOUR and BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES and ROMANCE and ENJOYING PEOPLE and PARTIES and THE LIMELIGHT...Where would be be without LEO EXHIBITIONISTS! What a DULL WORLD! So PETE LOVED GLAMOUR and BEING AS OUTRAGEOUS in DRESS and SHARP TONGUE.
However, behind the SHARP TONGUE and KEEN FISTS [BURNS was a ROUGH LIVERPUDLIAN and could handle FIGHTS in LIVERPOOL STREETS!]...PETE BURNS was, as he said, "I am a totally different person inside myself compared to this external appearance". I assume that he was quite a COMPLEX, SHY and RETIRING PERSON who was a bit LOW in CONFIDENCE who LIKED the AMOUR and FLIRTING and GLAMOUR and 'LOOKING DIFFERENT' to COMPENSATE for a more LOW-KEY INNER SELF.
PETE BURNS eventually made it in to POP with DEAD or ALIVE in the 1980s. He was PRODUCED by 'THE HIT FACTORY' with STOCK-AITKIN and WATERMAN and produced his 'YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND LIKE A RECORD' which I sing today to this dear dear inspiring human being and artisan. The album 'YOUTHQUAKE' charted well... BURNS could not stand the MAINSTREAM of S.A & W., much as he continued friendship with PRODUCER: PETE WATERMAN until his death. PETE felt STIFLED being in the 'HIT FACTORY' stable of KYLIE MINOGUE, JASON DONOVAN, RICK ASTLEY and all of that MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, but quite ICONIC PROCESSED POP that made him FAMOUS.
DEAD or ALIVE became a DUO and went INDEPENDENT because PETE wanted ART not COMMERCE for his MUSIC. The result was just a long DECLINING CAREER of LUKEWARM ALBUMS and then CEASING to RECORD.
BURNS went on 'CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER' in the UK in the 200s and thought of REVITALISING his CAREER. His NOTORIETY DID INCREASE, but the RECORD SALES DID NOT. His RE-LAUNCH of CAREER was a FAILURE. Also he was AGEING, he had lost a lot of his HAIR so on his return was WEARING WIGS and his FACE had AGED.
'PETE BURNS UNSPUN' DOCUMENTARY on LIVINGTV was the POST-BIG BROTHER promotion to RE-LAUNCH the STAR'S CAREER that NEVER RE-STARTED:
COSMETIC SURGERY started from a BROKEN NOSE from FIGHTING in LIVERPOOL which went wrong...Then a long stream of BAD COSMETIC SURGERY lead to an ADDICTION to SURGERY and RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY for LIPS and JAW that nearly needed AMPUTATION. 300 SURGERIES and the BLOOD CLOTS plus his HEAVY SMOKING probably gave PETE BURNS his EARLY DEATH from HEART FAILURE.
PETE BURNS' on 'BOTCHED UP BODIES: COSMETIC SURGERY GONE WRONG' on CHANNEL 4
BURNS was 'ALL MAN' and although DRESSED as a WOMAN, said, "I think of myself as a man". He was married to his wife LYNNE for 26 years. PETE had a CIVIL PARTNERSHIP with his 'HUSBAND' MICHAEL SIMPSON. BURNS and SIMPSON [see 'UNSPUN'] began a TEMPESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP of INFIDELITY and BURNS' JEALOUS BEAHVIOUR SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL to a TEMPORARY COURT ORDER and COURT CASE by SIMPSON...The PAIR MADE UP, but the RELATIONSHIP was UNSTABLE and EXTREME. BURNS spoke in the press about his HETEROSEXUAL MARRIAGE being EFFECTIVE but TWO MEN in a RELATIONSHIP being 'TOO PREDATORY' [JUNG said, "There is not enough 'woman' in a relationship between two malhttp://www.towleroad.com/2008/05/dead... for it to succeed"].
By 2016, BURNS was BANKRUPT and EVICTED from his FLAT. SELLING his POSSESSIONS and CLOTHES to pay for RECONSTRUCTIVE FACIAL SURGERY. The LATER BURNS' FACE was UNATTRACTIVE, BLOATED and UNNATURAL and his TEETH were all ROTTED. His BLOATED ARTIFICIAL APPEARANCE was like a CONTEMPORARY TURKISH TRANSEXUAL POPULR SINGING STAR: BÜLENT ERSOY, pictured on TURKISH TELEVISION recently:
ERSOY and BURNS had both been RELATIVELY ATTRACTIVE up to the 2000s, but ADVANCING AGE and LIFE STYLE and COSMETIC SURGERY spoiled them.
KHAARTOUM SINGS a cover version of 'JISE YAAR NA SACHA PYAR MILE' from 1978 HINDI FILM: 'BANDIE'. HINDI is the national language used for the national cinema of India. The film is a B Grade, but the song has a naive and unusual quality. The film starred lesser known singer/actress: SULAKSHANA PANDIT who is now apparently an aged invalid who cannot walk and lives as a recluse in a room watching her old films everyday on video? Sad. KHAARTOUM has had a go at playing the violin line times 10 to make it sound like an orchestra on the tune, plus a bit of Indian harmonium on the bridge. It was a nice little project to do.
Since this 'FALSE FLAG' song was composed, the book and lectures of scientific research by American scientist: Dr. JUDY WOOD'S study 'WHERE DID THE TOWERS GO?' on the DEW, Directed Energy Weapon cold radiation tritium bomb on 9/11 came to light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ermHx3akejc
KHAARTOUM COMPOSES and SINGS: 'FALSE FLAG' but it is already OUT OF DATE referring to LONDON and PARIS as the LATEST FALSE FLAG appears to be NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE, with ZIONIST LOBBY ATTACK on PEWDIEPIE to boot! All carefully chosen to be an unexpected location as UK is getting suspicious and ineffective place for FALSE FLAGS these days...
How do we know these are FALSE FLAG?
The Zionist Christchurch Attack decoded:
Common sense tells us:
1. Dotting from country to country too rapidly to be real
2. Where could any citizen get truck bombs and armourments?
3. Only governments could arm and mobilise such staged attacks
4. The nationality of each recent attack is different: UK African, Arab, Uzbek...Too 'staged to be different to avoid suspicion' ...which arouses suspicion
5. Who benefits? Corporate Elite for militarisation of police to turn on the population
6. Uses by mainstream media for 'Fear Fear Fear' Disinformation for Divide and Rule that smacks of typical British Empire tactic.
7. Public is becoming desensitised to False Flag showing that the tactic is no longer working thus more 'imaginative' and more 'frequent' False Flags but that has the effect of further desensitisation and further suspicion aroused in the public as mainstream media and television become more and more not watched.
Definition: 'FALSE FLAG OPERATION' is a terrorist act committed by one group, USUALLY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS and 'DEEP STATE' for the express purpose of discrediting another group, USUALLY ACADEMICS, FREEDOM FIGHTERS, SOCIALISTS, RELIGIOUS GROUPS against CORPORATE INTERESTS, which is framed for it.
'9/11: Decade of Deception'
KHAARTOUM SINGS : ENGLISH SUBTITLED TURKISH ARABESK SONG: 'Kederimden Silemedim' because it is fascinating in terms of hilarious Eastern extreme sound from Western orchestra in a Western studio. I love the singing style and Sufi sentiment of Müslüm Gürses...Müslüm Baba...The King of Turkish 'Arabesk' Music...Called..."The Second Coming of the Sufi Mevlana' in the book 'The Arabesk Debate'. Arabesk is a 'Forbidden' music in Turkey..."If you can scream and really scream out, then people will love you in Turkey but you have to be able to scream and really scream out..." Yet, Turks would pretend not to like Arabesk... but adages abound..
During the ten days examining and attempting this recording I made a number of discoveries about studio tricks and techniques of singing Arabesk
I quote a Greek Turkish friend who asked me about tiny little Turkish Arabesk singer Ebru Gündeş:
"How does she get that thick hard sound into her voice?"...
1. Double track the vocal so two voice recordings play together direct or out of sync.
2. Boost the bass on the vocal for boom vibration
3. Mood from reverb or even substances will help 'orientate' the singer
4. Mic techniques...A variety of close, very close, distant set ups need trying for best effect
5. Theatre of the mind and dramatics of the voice
6. One take works well as editing to get the same mood and reverb is difficult
7. Turn the accompaniment down low as it makes the singer start trying to shout along and listen back to the vocal being produced
8. Quietly sung and mixed loud...Intimately performed close mic and then boosted unnaturally over orchestra
*** SINCE THIS SONG WAS WRITTEN, BRIXTON has been GENTRIFIED and DESTROYED by NEOLIBERALISM and SOCIAL and RACIAL CLEANSING by ESATATE AGENTS: FOXTONS and CORRUPTION by BRITISH GOVERNMENT OFFICES of LAMBERT COUNCIL and NETWORK RAIL***
I wrote 'BRIXTON REGGAE' after being INSPIRED on a WONDERFUL DAY in APRIL 2015 passing through the JAMAICAN and MULTICULTURAL town of SOUTH LONDON. It is called BRIXTON. I am always MOVED by the AFRO-CARIBBEAN REGGAE BEAT that PULSES through BRIXTON all day long! I have NO KNOWLEDGE of REGGAE, but REALLY felt I wanted to WRITE and SING a TRIBUTE to BRIXTON! ASIAN, ARAB and EAST EUROPEAN CULTURE are all side by side with JAMAICA alongside TRADITIONAL WHITE EAST LONDON HOSPITALITY and HERITAGE! BRIXTON has the UK's first CARIBBEAN COMMUNITIES who began to make BRITAIN their HOME from in the late 1940s!
Due to globalisation and the major decline in INDOOR and OUTDOOR MARKETS, BRIXTON has won AWARDS for its TRADITIONAL BRITISH COVERED MARKETS as 'BEST MARKETS IN BRITAIN'. The STALLS and SMALL BUSINESSES are a BREATH OF FRESH AIR in today's MULTINATIONALS in GLASS and CONCRETE SHOPPING MALLS. The WEALTH of CAFES and SMALL SHOPS selling and MANUFACTURING INCENSE, PERFUME OILS, CLOTHES and JEWELLERY are a DELIGHT. The EXOTIC FRESH FRUIT and VEGETABLE STALLS for CARIBBEAN and ASIAN customers are SUPERB and a GREAT TREAT!
BRIXTON is both INNOVATIVE and CONTROVERSIAL in NATURE. In the 1980s an ECONOMICS CRASH, DRUGS and POLICING that was found to be RACIALLY INSENSITIVE set about 'THE BRIXTON RIOTS'. BRIXTON has much IMPROVED and BLOSSOMED since those days. However, there is new CONTROVERSY in BRIXTON about whether this is 'REGENERATION' or 'GENTRIFICATION' and in APRIL 2015 began NEW PROTESTS, 'RECLAIM BRIXTON' from HIGH HOUSE and TRADING RENTS which saw STORMING of the TOWN HALL and ATTACKS on 'FOXTONS' ESTATE AGENTS seen as PUSHING UP HOUSE PRICES for THE ELITE in BRIXTON...
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'BRIXTON REGGAE' just is me TELLING the STORY of my day PASSING from the AIRPORT in BRIXTON and all of the COLOUR and PEOPLE that I MET in SONG and GREAT PICTURES of a THRILLING and INSPIRING PLACE...BRIXTON SOUTH LONDON...
DEDICATED to PAKISTAN'S MATINEE HERO: WAHEED MURAD [1938 -1983]. KHAARTOUM SINGS classic Pakistani film ghazal: 'ZINDAGI MAIN TO SABHI PYAR' or 'IN A LIFETIME EVERYONE LOVES SOMEONE' with ENGLISH SUBTITLES. The GHAZAL said to be MEHDI HASSAN'S best ever FILM RECORDING is from the 1973 URDU FILM: 'AZMAT'.
The SONG is a MAGIFICENT MELANCHOLIC FILMI GHAZAL that is FATEFUL and HEAVY with INTROSPECTION and FORLORN LONGING of the HUMAN SPIRIT.
'ZINDAGI MAIN TO SABHI PYAR', though not one of his songs, is a POIGNANT REMINDER of the LIFE of PIONEERING PAKISTANI HERO: WAHEED MURAD...'The Choclaty Hero'...'The Lady Killer'...
- An Iconic Actor of Lahore Cinema starting in 1961
- MURAD shaped some of Bombay Cinema's actors like JEETENDRA
- MURAD'S hair cut was much copied by youth
- WAHEED MURAD was seen as CHARISMATIC
- After a STUNNING RUN, WAHEED'S CAREER began to UNRAVEL
- BANNED to STAR by HEROINES' HUSBANDS MURAD got no work with TOP ACTRESSES: ZEBA, SHABNAM and NISHO in the later 1970s
- WAHEED MURAD became TRAPPED in B-ROLES
- The CHOCLATY HERO'S CAREER began to fail
- Some DIRECTING PROJECTS were SUCCESSFUL
- WAHEED began DRINKING HEAVILY
- WIFE SALMA abandoned MURAD to AMERICA
- MURAD had to have STOMACH REMOVAL for SEVERE BLEEDING
- WAHEED MURAD became increasingly ILL and FRAIL in his later career.
URDU ACTRESS: BABRA SHARIF [b.1954] recalled WAHEED MURAD on the sets of his own film 'HERO' in the early 1980s. "Waheed lost his balance on the sets and fell down. He took several minutes to compose himself. His condition was very bad".
WAHEED MURAD, like REKHA, AMITABH, LATA MANGESHKAR, SMITA PATIL was another 'IN LOVE WITH LOVE' LIBRA whose 'CHASING DREAMS OF LOVE OVER THE RAINBOW' created CINEMA ICONS that LIVE ON FOREVER...Yet, most of these LIBRAN 'SNOW QUEENS and SNOW KINGS of LOVE' never found their dreams. Often they remain SINGLE all of their LIVES or have DISASTROUS RELATIONSHIPS that ABANDON THEM to their ALONENESS and 'IN LOVE WITH LOVE DREAMS'...
WAHEED MURAD is likely to have COMMITED SUICIDE in 1983. He was found dead in his bathroom with a PAAN LEAF with an 'UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE' in it...The END of the ICON...
As ALTERNATIVE SINGER: LENE LOVICH [b. 1949], another UNIQUE ICON, said: "At the height of our fame...Nobody ever told us that...One day...The phone would stop ringing...People would stop taking our photo in the streets...And nobody would remember who we once were as pop stars..." WAHEED MURAD and many other ICONS meet that same FATE...An EXTREME of FAME to an EXTREME of OBSCURITY... How hard to bear...or be impossible to bear...
But WAHEED MURAD and the other ICONS LIVE ON FOREVER. MURAD'S STYLE influenced both PAKISTAN and INDIA'S CINEMA and STILL DO, TAUGHT in ACTING SCHOOLS and UNIVERSITY MEDIA COURSES...THE LEGACY LIVES ON...
In his LAST EVER INTERVIEW, WAHEED MURAD said: "If I should suddenly disappear I should like to be remembered for the film song 'I am a tale forgotten, a thought bygone, I am the question you couldn't understand'..."
"WAHEED MURAD WAS NOT AN INDIIVIDUAL...HE WAS AN ENTIRE ERA IN HIS OWN RIGHT..." Actor: Ghulm Mohiuddin
KHAARTOUM SINGS Iceland's experimental pop diva BJÖRK [b.1965] song 'PLAY DEAD'. The SONG is quite like a WAGNER [1813-1883] OPERA, or MUSIC DRAMA as WAGNER called them, in its POWERFUL PROGRAMMATIC MUSIC telling SYMBOLIC STORIES of EMOTION with the VOCAL being just another MUSICAL TEXTURE in the ENSEMBLE. Thanks to Icelandic photographers for use of their spectacular austere footage of Iceland's Arctic sea storms, hot geysers springing from the ground, snow storms and snowed mountains. The words are symbolic and everyone can find themselves and their private tortures in PLAY DEAD. The song is interesting in having to exaggerate SIBILANCE [hard fricative consonant sounds of the teeth diction like 'sh' and 'ch' and hard diction] rather than minimise SIBILANCE as is normal so soften singing enunciation. The swirling orchestration and electronic reverb engage the singer to hard front attack words with hard fricative consonants to separate and launch lexis into the phrases for comprehension. This was an interesting singing discovery in the BJÖRK song style.
'OVER AND OVER FALLING IN LOVE' is DEDICATED to the Late INDIAN ART ACTRESS: SMITA PATIL [1955-1986]. Who is IMMORTALISED on CELLULOID as one of INDIA'S FINEST ACTRESSES, POLITICAL ACTIVISTS and an INDIAN who was VERY INDIAN, very 'DESI' who KNEW her CULTURE, was very PROUD of it, and NEVER TRIED to BECOME WESTERNISED. A good ROLE MODEL for INDIA and THE WORLD. SMITA'S DEATH after CHILD BIRTH at 31 is a SAD REMINDER that 'THE GOOD DIE YOUNG'...And her ACTOR SON: PRATEIK BABBAR [b. 1986] who GREW UP without his MOTHER and lost his GRANDMOTHER 'MA' recently. I was quite MOVED to THINK of SMITA PATIL on seeing this VERY HONEST and SELF-CRITICAL SPEECH by SMITA'S 1980s 'RIVAL' ACTRESS: SHABANA AZMI [b.1950] on the LAUNCH of BIOGRAPHY of SMITA: 'A SHORT INCANDESCENCE' on what would have been SMITA PATIL'S 60th birthday : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C643o...
SMITA PATIL QUEEN OF CINEMA
'OVER AND OVER FALLING IN LOVE' DRAWS on INDIA'S MAGICAL and BEAUTIFUL DAYS of TALENTED CINEMA of the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s. The STUNNING DIVERSE COMPOSITONS, ACTORS, COSTUMES, DANCE DIRECTORS, SETS and SINGER that will forevermore stand as TESTAMENT to INDIA'S UNIQUE CULTURE and PURE MAGIC PROJECTED into the CINEMA.
The song is a COMPOSITION really of VARIATIONS. A VARIATION in MUSIC is a FORMAL TECHNIQUE where MATERIAL is REPEATED in ALTERED FORMS of ORCHESTRATION, TIMBRE, HARMONY, TEXTURE, RHYTHM, MELODY, COUNTERPOINT.
The VARIATIONS allow the COMPOSER to PLAY the SAME MATERIAL but with some CHANGES so the LISTENER is not BORED, but the BASIC MATERIAL is the same so the AUDIENCE feel a UNITY in the PIECE without getting WEARY of it REPEATING UNCHANGED.
I STARTED with a GUITAR RIFF, or REPEATED FIGURE and then VARIATIONS of the same RIFF.
Then VOCAL IMPROVISATIONS over and PARALLEL to the RIFF/S.
My EASTERN MUSIC BACKGROUND makes me NOT KEEN on HARMONY and BASS LINES of HARMONIC WESTERN MUSIC so the IDEA of just PLOUGHING the GUITAR on a CONVENTIONAL DRUM BEAT and SINGING CONTINUOUSLY as a ROCK SONG was what I wanted to AVOID that 'SAME OLD SAME OLD'.
TAKING the ELECTRIC GUITAR into a 'MELODIC MUSIC' or MONODIC [singing single line maybe with drumming] ARENA is NOT STANDARD COMPOSING...But...I had a go!
MELODIC MUSIC has a THIN TEXTURE so a NUMBER of TECHNIQUES were EMPLOYED in COMPOSING, ORCHESTRATION and RECORDING:
- CLEAR SECTIONS and CLEAR VARIATIONS
[Ends of sections are marked on the VIDEO with KHAARTOUM PHOTOS to help ORIENTATE AUDIENCE on the 'FORM' of the SONG]
- VARIETY of TEXTURES
Some SINGING OVER the GUITAR in a 'COUNTERPOINT' [a melody singing over another melody with a different melodic idea]. I tried to PITCH and AN ANNUNCIATE in an 'EASTERN' SLIDE PITCH way to add MYSTERIOUSNESS and to AVOID a BORING ROCK SONG!!! Some SINGING is done OVER DRUMMING and some PAUSES have JUST VOCAL dying away.
- HEAVY USE of REVERB and DELAY on the VOCAL to add 'AMBIANCE'. USE of DIFFERENT TYPES of REVERB and DELAY also ADD SUBTLE VARIETY to the TEXTURE for INTEREST.
- LAYERING SOUNDS. As I don't care for HARMONY, I do like LAYERING, which is a more 'MEDIEVAL' way of ADDING 'TONE MASS' by PLAYING THINGS on top of each other, but NOT in a HARMONIC WAY. I add VIOLIN PIZZICATO [plucking] or BOWING on an 'OFF BEAT' and also on a TONIC NOTE telling LISTENER that 'END OF SECTION IS COMING'.
- CHANGES of RHYTHM. The GUITAR plays DIFFERENT RIFF RHYTHMS and also the DRUMS play VARIATIONS of RHYTHM. Having STARK DIFFERENCES in RHYTHM between GUITAR and DRUMS and some SILENCE [this is a COMPOSITIONAL DEVICE too for RELIEF and CONTRAST and DRAMA] is RISKY for GIVING a DISJOINTED 'stopping and starting' DISUNITY but also adds DRAMA, CONTRAST, and is UNPREDICTABLE [I like writing UNPREDICTABLY and HATE MYSELF listening to PREDICTABLE ORCHESTRATION that 'CHUGS ALONG'!]
TEMPO. In MELODIC MUSIC we are AFFORDED a little FLEXIBILITY on SINGING and PLAYING SPEED. Some SECTIONS are FRACTIONALLY SLOWER or FASTER than others, plus the SINGING is DRAGGED SLOWER, or 'ELASTICATED' over the BACKGROUND, or some SECTIONS the LYRICS are GOING at TWICE the SPEED of SYLLABLES to make a NEW VARIATIONS and be UNPREDICTABLE and REFRESHING but with THE SAME MATERIAL BEING REPEATED a DIFFERENT WAY.
PITCH - The HIGH and LOW of the VOCAL and INSTRUMENTS is also another GOOD way of ADDING VARIETY and INTEREST to MELODIC MUSIC. Most SOUNDS in a COMPOSITION are around the MIDDLE which gets DULL to the EAR. I used my VOCAL at the MIDDLE for MOST of the SONG but with some BASS LOW PHRASES and also at a HIGH 'FALSETTO' or MALE SOPRANO level too. The LATTER was some 'ECHO' of the FEMALE SINGERS of INDIAN CINEMA plus PROGRAMMATIC for the 'DREAM SEQUENCE' kinds of SOUNDS that BOMBAY CINEMA was FAMOUS FOR. The CONTRASTS of PITCH and the UNEXPECTED CHANGES can help to MAKE a DULL SONG into something far more MEMORABLE and also 'SENSUAL' on the EAR of the LISTENER.
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KHAARTOUM SINGS ORIGINAL SONGS - some WHACKY, some SERIOUS - Or - Some EASTERN - Some WESTERN song COVER VERSIONS.
KHAARTOUM_LETS_TALK - POLITICS and DAFTNESS
KHAARTOUM_SINGS - COVER SONGS and ORIGINAL SONGS
KHAARTOUM_EAST - COMMERCIAL EASTERN MEDIA with ENGLISH LANGUAGE ETHNOMUSICOLOGICAL ARTICLES